CITY TESTIMONIALS

There are good cities, then there are GREAT CITIES, then there is CAMPBELL

There are good cities, then there are GREAT CITIES, then there is CAMPBELL. The City of Campbell encourages relationships among all its citizens. The City of Campbell has long realized that once...

Campbell's city and school district collaborate

“The collaboration between the city of Campbell and the Campbell Union School District focuses on providing our youth with the best learning experiences possible. We frequently work together to...

The city and chamber have a strong relationship in Campbell

"Our Chamber enjoys a strong relationship with the city of Campbell. Recognizing each other’s strengths and areas for development, we have been able to accomplish quite a bit together. There has...

The Neighborhood Association thrives with help from the city

"The city of Campbell's guidance, leadership and encouragement has been a key initiator in getting our Neighborhood Association off the ground. It was especially helpful when the city gathered...

Population:
39,349
Year founded:
1952

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Campbell

The Community

The city of Campbell, the Orchard City, is located in Silicon Valley between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. The city is nearly 7 square miles and is home to nearly 40,000 residents and to a diverse small business base.

Campbell is a suburban, residential city that prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities. Campbell’s community events, parks, and trails provide an array of recreational activities. Annual festivals include the Bunnies and Bonnets Parade, Oktoberfest, Valentine’s Day Fun Run, Wine Walk, and Boogie on the Bayou. Campbell is a delightful community where tradition and progress combine in a successful blend.

Significant developments during the last ten years include multiple streetscape improvement projects, three new light rail stations, construction of a multi-level Downtown parking garage, development of Stojanovich Family Park, renovation of the historic Heritage Theatre, and renovation of the Orchard City Banquet Hall.

The community of Campbell was founded when Benjamin Campbell came West with his family in 1846. He bought 160 acres and planted it with hay and grain in 1851. This acreage later became Campbell's historical downtown core. In 1878, Mr. Campbell sold an acre of his land for $5 to the railroad and, by 1887, the first subdivision was recorded west of the railroad from Campbell Avenue to the spot where the Water Tower Plaza now stands. The area became the center for shipping fruit, and within a short period of time, the drying grounds and canneries made Campbell an important rail center. There were three major canneries in Campbell: the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company, Hyde Cannery, and Payne Cannery. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt visited Campbell and planted a redwood tree at a local school. The community incorporated as the city of Campbell in 1952. Campbell has grown from a small farming community with a population of approximately 5,000 to a progressive community with a population of nearly 40,000.

City Government

The city of Campbell is a progressive city and operates under the Council–Manager form of government. The five council members are elected at-large for four-year terms. Campbell has 153 employees and an FY 2013 General Fund Operating budget of $37.3 million. City-operated services include the departments of Community Development, Police, Public Works, Recreation and Community Services, City Manager’s Office and Finance. City departments work as a team to provide seamless customer service on a daily basis.

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Population: 
39,349
Year founded: 
1952
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Campbell

The Community

The city of Campbell, the Orchard City, is located in Silicon Valley between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. The city is nearly 7 square miles and is home to nearly 40,000 residents and to a diverse small business base.

Campbell is a suburban, residential city that prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities. Campbell’s community events, parks, and trails provide an array of recreational activities. Annual festivals include the Bunnies and Bonnets Parade, Oktoberfest, Valentine’s Day Fun Run, Wine Walk, and Boogie on the Bayou. Campbell is a delightful community where tradition and progress combine in a successful blend.

Significant developments during the last ten years include multiple streetscape improvement projects, three new light rail stations, construction of a multi-level Downtown parking garage, development of Stojanovich Family Park, renovation of the historic Heritage Theatre, and renovation of the Orchard City Banquet Hall.

The community of Campbell was founded when Benjamin Campbell came West with his family in 1846. He bought 160 acres and planted it with hay and grain in 1851. This acreage later became Campbell's historical downtown core. In 1878, Mr. Campbell sold an acre of his land for $5 to the railroad and, by 1887, the first subdivision was recorded west of the railroad from Campbell Avenue to the spot where the Water Tower Plaza now stands. The area became the center for shipping fruit, and within a short period of time, the drying grounds and canneries made Campbell an important rail center. There were three major canneries in Campbell: the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company, Hyde Cannery, and Payne Cannery. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt visited Campbell and planted a redwood tree at a local school. The community incorporated as the city of Campbell in 1952. Campbell has grown from a small farming community with a population of approximately 5,000 to a progressive community with a population of nearly 40,000.

City Government

The city of Campbell is a progressive city and operates under the Council–Manager form of government. The five council members are elected at-large for four-year terms. Campbell has 153 employees and an FY 2013 General Fund Operating budget of $37.3 million. City-operated services include the departments of Community Development, Police, Public Works, Recreation and Community Services, City Manager’s Office and Finance. City departments work as a team to provide seamless customer service on a daily basis.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
New Online Crime Reporting Service
Renovation of City’s Historical Heritage Theatre
Renovation of Aging Orchard City Banquet Hall
Campbell’s Farmers’ Market
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The city of Campbell supports energy efficiency efforts and, to this end, has partnered with a Campbell-based company to acquire new electrical charging stations in the city at no cost.

New Online Crime Reporting Service

To save time and better meet the needs of the community, Campbell unveiled a new Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS).

Renovation of City’s Historical Heritage Theatre

Built in 1938 and fully restored in February 2004, the Heritage Theatre boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting and showcased numerous concerts, musicals, plays, recitals, performances, lectures, and corporate events.

Renovation of Aging Orchard City Banquet Hall

After the completion of extensive renovation work, the city’s newest banquet was awarded a LEED “Gold” certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Campbell’s Farmers’ Market

Renown for its location, variety and quality offerings, the Farmers’ Market in Downtown Campbell is one of the more popular weekly attractions in Santa Clara County.

SCENES OF THE CITY

THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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